2007 -- H 5020 SUBSTITUTE A
A N A C T
RELATING TO MOTOR VEHICLES - SCHOOL BUS SAFETY
Introduced By: Representatives Gemma, Ginaitt, Lally, Scott, and Serpa
Date Introduced: January 09, 2007
It is enacted by the General Assembly as follows:
SECTION 1. Section 31-23-42.2 of the General Laws in Chapter 31-23 entitled
"Equipment and Accessories Generally" is hereby amended to read as follows:
31-23-42.2. Power equipment on school buses. -- (a) Every new school bus within the
state shall be equipped with a dual braking system, including a power braking system, and power
(b) All school buses, model year 2010 and newer, shall have emergency brakes that are
equipped with an interlock system so designed that the emergency brake may be released only
when the service brake pedal is depressed and the ignition key is inserted in the ignition lock.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon passage.